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Atomspheric heating could predict quakes

Days before the March earthquake in Japan the atomsphere above the epicentre heated rapidly. At least three days before the M9 earthquake that rocked …

Couple Encounters 6 Natural Disasters on Honeymoon

Stefan and Erika Svanstrom of Stockholm have had an eventful honeymoon. So far, they’ve endured a snowstorm in Munich, Germany, a cyclone that struck Cairns, Australia, the floods of Brisbane, Australia, the wildfires in Perth, Australia, the earthquake that hit Christchurch, New Zealand, and then the earthquake in Japan: The family returned to Stockholm on March [...]

Mega Earthquake and Tsunami

“QUANTUM SHOT” #684Link – article by Avi Abrams Help Japan now. Donate at Google’s Crisis Response Center. We’ve briefly touched on this topic in Future Plate Tectonics, yet with another huge wake-up call earthquake (and continuing swarm of smaller quakes) in Japan, we feel we should cover this kind of apocalyptic natural disasters more broadly, as well [...]

Japan Earthquake "Unzips" A Road

From Twitpic, this photo by @lula_serginho, posted by @karen_quiroga shows how the massive earthquake in Japan causes a road to – for the lack of a better word, “unzip.”